'Bond 23' gets a release date, other details still scant

daniel-craig-bond-23-release-date.jpgWe at least know one thing about the next James Bond movie: It will arrive in American theaters on Nov. 9, 2012.

MGM and Sony have announced the release dates for the film, which is currently known only as "Bond 23." It will debut in the U.K. and Ireland on Oct. 26, 2012, and open to the rest of the world two weeks later.

We also know that Daniel Craig will once again be playing James Bond, that Sam Mendes is directing and that "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace" writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, as well as John Logan ("Gladiator," "Rango") worked on the screenplay. Javier Bardem was approached for a starring role (as the bad guy, perhaps), and figure Judi Dench to reprise her role as M.

As for anything resembling a detail about the movie's story (or even its title), the Bond camp continues to do an excellent job of keeping things secret.
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